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HATE WEEK: Top 10 Greatest COFH Games #7

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Today, we visit a historic year in Georgia Tech history.

The Man, the Myth, the Legend: John Heisman
The Man, the Myth, the Legend: John Heisman

For the game we revisit today, we go back in time almost 100 years (98 to be exact) to the same year that Tech beat Cumberland University 222-0.

That year is 1916.

Background

This game showcased one of the most dominating Georgia Tech teams of all time. Going into the game, they had absolutely dismantled their opponents by a total 367-13 and averaged over 50 points a game while holding opponents to only two points per game.

uga had been good, but not quite as dominant. They had outscored their opponents 118-37, which is a 17 point/game average.

John Heisman brought his team in on an 18-game streak without a loss. The team also was leading the league in scoring, thanks in part to a 222-0 drubbing of Cumberland University.

The Game

Tech came in and absolutely dominated the game. Towards the end of the first quarter, Tech started driving towards their first touchdown. They continuously pounded the rock all 82 yards before Tommy Spence ran it in from a yard out.

uga managed to keep the score there the rest of the half. Some time in the third quarter, though, Spence intercepted a pass, and Tech was back in action at the 20-yard line. They marched 80 yards in 12 plays, with Spence getting his second touchdown of the game.

Tech scored again in the final quarter when Everett Strupper, who scored eight touchdowns against Cumberland, ran the final touchdown in from six yards out.

The Aftermath

The game was not as close as the score might indicate.

The Jackets led in total plays (90-40), first downs (25-6) and offensive yards (418-112).

This would be the last game between the two teams until 1925 when they officially made it a once-a-year date.